Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5764 (2003) - Week 1

THE G'DOLA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week One

Boy’s Division: G'dola League (4th - 6th Grade Boys)

Game Summaries

Last year’s last place team, Team Yerushalayim, played last years Second Place Team, Team Tsfat, and showed the league that this is not the same team as last year. Last year’s Team Yerushalayim was a great squad, but they lacked the ability to score goals consistently. It appears that Team Yerushalayim has found the ability to score goals. Team Yerushalayim beat Team Tsfat 4-2 with goals by Shmuel Gabai, Noach Bergman (twice), and Izzy Kates. Both Matty Miller and Noach Bergman had assists. Last year’s G’dola League leading scorer, Dovid Feldman, and a "new player" for Team Tsfat, Gedalia Kott, scored goals for Team Tsfat.

Last year’s league champion, Team Chevron, played a very tough Team Tiveria and showed why they are the reigning league champions. Team Tiveria was up 1-0 with a goal by Noach Aryeh Schwartz. Team Chevron tied the game on a goal by "new player" Steven Elenberg which was assisted by Jonathan Galitzer. Later, Steven Elenberg scored his second and the game winning goal of the game. Team Chevron is back. And, Team Tiveria is going to be a very strong team this year.

Week 1 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: Anyone who saw the Yerushalyim-Tsfat game watched two "new players" shine as players. Both played very hard. The first player worked very hard all game. And, his hard work paid off beautifully as his team recorded a 4-2 win over Team Tsfat. You wouldn’t know that this player was the key to Team Yerushalayim’s win from looking at the scoring sheet. Yet, he was the "engine" for Team Yerushalayim today. The Hapoel Soccer Club League Committee very much looks forward to watching this boy play throughout the season. The first Play Hard Player of the Week is... Matty Miller, Yerushalyim. The Second Play Hard Player of the Week is also both new to the league and a fantastic goalie. The G’dola League has had several incredible goalies and this player’s performance today has to rank up with the best that we have seen. This player had a fantastic opening day performance. The second Play Hard Player of the Week is... Dani Singer, Team Tsfat.
The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: This player played hard and... played smart. He had two goals and an assist in Yerushalayim’s 4-2 win over Tsfat. We look forward to watching this "new player" in the upcoming weeks. This player and the Hapoel Soccer Smart Player of the Week is.... Noach Bergman, Yerushalayim.
The "Mensch" Players of the Week: While it is always great to watch a great individual performance, it is always better to watch a great team effort. Reigning champion Team Chevron was losing 1-0 when two players produced some gorgeous offensive teamwork. The first player dribbled both creatively and beautifully and created the goal scoring opportunities for this second player. These two players gave us an idea of the kind of gorgeous goals a team can create if you work as a team. This offensive duo of Team Chevron and the Mensch Players of the Week are... Steven Elenberg and Jonathan Galitzer, Team Chevron.

League Standings
Yerushalayim: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 4 Goals For and 0 Goals Against.
Chevron: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 2 Goals For and 1 Goals Against.
Tiveria: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 1 Goals For and 2 Goals Against.
Tsfat: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 2 Goals For and 4 Goals Against.

League Leading Scorers
Player
Noach Bergman/Yerushalayim: 5 Points, 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Steven Elenberg/Chevron: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Dovid Feldman/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Noach Aryeh Schwartz: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Gedalia Kott/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Shmuel Gabai/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Izzy Kates/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Matty Miller/Yerushalayim: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist
Jonathan Galitzer/Chevron: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist

Next Week’s Match-ups
12:30 - Team Yerushalayim vs. Team Tiveria (Two Great Teams)
Team Hevron vs. Team Tsfat (A Repeat of Last Year’s Championship Final)


THE K'TANA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week One

Boy’s Division: K’tana League (1st - 3rd Grade Boys)

Game Summaries:

The first league match and the season opener saw a re-match between the two teams that played in last season’s championship game: the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins and the Netanya Orange Hawks. Last year’s championship game was a thriller which ended with the Netanya Orange Hawks winning the championship match with an overtime golden-goal: 2-1. And, this years re-match was another thriller. The Blue Dolphins were up 1-0 like last year and the Orange Hawks fought back to win the game, 4-1. Yitzi Feldman had the goal for the Blue Dolphins while Yaakov Singer, Noah Horn, and Max Frankl (twice) scored the goals for the Orange Hawks. Yehuda Rudack and Chaim Shlomo Komarow had an assist each.


The second league match featured two teams that were strong teams last season and appear to be even stronger this year: the B’nai Brak Golden Lions and the Haifa Green Eagles. The Golden Eagles played the Green Eagles to a 1-1 tie. And, anyone who saw these teams play this Sunday would agree that these are two teams to keep your eye on. The Golden Eagles goal was scored by Avi Pines and assisted by Simmy Ruchelman while the Green Eagles goal was an unassisted goal that was scored by Meir Retter.

The third and final league match featured the two new expansion teams in the Hapoel K’tana Soccer League: the Be’er Sheva Red Wolves and the Eilat Silver Sharks. Both teams featured several returning players from last season as well as several new players. And, more importantly, both teams showed a lot of talent and class. The silver Sharks won the match 6-0. While the Red Wolves were not in top form today, one can tell that once the players "find their positions" and come together as a team, this is going to be a very strong squad. The Silver Sharks’ goals were scored by Duvie Bergman (three times, which ties the K’tana league "most goals in a game" record), Eli Bookstaber, Eitan Grunhaus, and Naftali Ginsburg. Duvie Bergman’s first goal was assisted by Avrohom Mond.

Week 1 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: Anyone who saw this player play this Sunday watched a soccer player hard at work. And, his hard work paid off beautifully as his team recorded a 6-0 win and he tied a league record for the most goals in a game. The Play Hard Player of the Week is... Duvie Bergman, Eilat Silver Sharks. The Second Play Hard Player of the Week just... played hard. He scored the Orange Hawks first and tying goal against the Blue Dolphins and... he just played very hard. The second Play Hard Player of the Week is... Yaakov Singer, Netanya Orange Hawks.
The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: This week’s Play Smart Player of the Week played a beautiful game. The Hapoel Soccer Club Committee can not point at one single moment or event in the game that speaks to his play today. The fact is just that he played very hard and he played very...smart. He is a new player to our league and we are very excited to watch him play as the season progresses. This week’s Play Smart Player of the Week is... Yehuda Mendlowitz, Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins.
The "Mensch" player of the week: Anyone who has seen the Be’er Sheva Red Wolves’ Robert Elenberg play, knows that his strength is scoring goals. Last season he was the second leading scoring player in the league and he currently holds the league record for the most goals in a game. For the red Wolves' game today, when the Silver Sharks were scoring too many goals, Robert was asked to play goalie. Not only did Robert show that he is just as good a goalie as he is a goal scorer, but he also showed that he is a big mensch for putting his team’s needs before his own. Our Mensch Player of the Week in Week 1 is... Robert Elenberg, Be’er Sheva Red Wolves.

League Standings
Team W L T Points GF GA
Eilat Silver Sharks 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 6 Goals For and 0 Goals Against.
Netanya Orange Hawks 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 4Goals For and 1Goals Against.
Haifa Green Eagles 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Tie for 1 Point. 1 Goal For and 1 Goal Against.
B’nai Brak Golden Lions 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Tie for 1 Point. 1 Goal For and 1 Goal Against.
Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 1 Goal For and 4 Goals Against.
Be’er Sheva Red Wolves 0 Wins, 1Loss, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 0 Goals For and 6 Goals Against.

League Leading Scorers
Player/Team
Duvie Bergman/Silver 6 Points, 3 Goals, and 0 Assists
Max Frankl/Orange 4 2 0
Yitzi Feldman/Blue 2 1 0
Avi Pines/Gold 2 1 0
Yaakov Singer/Orange 2 1 0
Noah Horn/Orange 2 1 0
Meir Retter/Green 2 1 0
Eli Bookstaber/Silver 2 1 0
Eitan Grunhaus/Silver 2 1 0
Naftali Ginsburg/Silver 2 1 0
Avrahom Mond/Silver 1 0 1
Rafi Singer/Silver 1 0 1
Simmy Ruchelman/Gold 1 0 1
Yehuda Rudack/Orange 1 0 1
Chaim Shlomo Komarow/Orange 0 1 1


Next Week’s Match-ups
10:00 - Netanya Orange Hawks vs. Eilat Silver Sharks (the battle of the two undefeated teams)
Be’er Sheva Red Wolves vs. Haifa Green Eagles (The New Franchise vs. the Old)
11:15 - Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins vs. B’nai Brak Golden Lions (A rivalry with history)


THE GIRLS LEAGUE Player Honors - Week One

Game Summaries
For many, if not most, of the girls playing today, this was the first time that they had ever played organized soccer. But, you would never know it by the level of play. These girls must be practicing a lot because the games were beautiful. In the K’tana League, Tel Aviv beat Eilat 2-1. Laina Miller scored both goals for Team Tel Aviv while Kayla Cohen scored the lone goal for Team Eilat. In the G’dola League, Team Tiveria beat Team Yerushalayim 4-1. The goal scorers for Team Tiveria included Malka Biberfeld (twice) and Hannah Ornstein while the lone goal for Team Yerushalayim was scored by Elisheva Swartz.

Week 1 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: This player played very hard. She had three beautiful goals today for Team Eilat and... we look forward to watching this player in the upcoming weeks. This player and, as decided by the Hapoel Soccer Club League Committee, the Hapoel Soccer Play Hard Player of the Week is.... Kayla Cohen, Team Eilat.

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: The bottomline is that this girl worked very, very hard. She was the "engine" for Team Tel Aviv and had two goals to show for all her hard work. Plus, she played very, very smart. The Play Smart Player of the Week is... Laina Miller, Team Tel Aviv.

The "Mensch" Players of the Week: While it is always great to watch a great individual performance, it is always better to watch a great team effort. Two pairs of players produced some gorgeous offensive teamwork. These two pairs of players gave us an idea of the kind of gorgeous goals a team can create if you work as a team. The offensive duo of Team Tiveria and the offensive duo of Team Yerushalayim are the Mensch Players of the Week. And the four Mensch Players of the Week are... Malka Biberfeld and Hannah Ornstein, Team Tiveria and Elisheva and Rivka Malka Swartz, Team Yerushalayim.


K’tana League Standings
Tel Aviv: O Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 3 Goals For and 3 Goals Against
Eilat: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 3 Goals For and 3 Goals Against
Haifa: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 0 Goals For and 0 Goals Against
Be’er Sheva: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 0 Goals For and 0 Goals Against


G’dola League Standings
Tiveria: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 3 Points, 4 Goals For and 1 Goal Against
Tsfat: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 0 Goals For and 0 Goals Against
Chevron: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 0 Goals For and 0 Goals Against
Yerushalayim: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 1 Goal For and 4 Goals Against

Girl's League Leading Scorers
Kayla Cohen/Eilat: 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Malka Biberfeld/Tiveria: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Laina Miller/Tel Aviv: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Hannah Ornstein/Tiveria: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Elisheva Swartz/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists


Next Week’s Match-up
11:15- K’tana League: Haifa vs. Be’er Sheva
11:15- G’dola League: Tsfat vs. Chevron